Efficiency of a Malaria Reactive Test-and-Treat Program in Southern Zambia: A Prospective, Observational Study.

@article{DeutschFeldman2018EfficiencyOA,
  title={Efficiency of a Malaria Reactive Test-and-Treat Program in Southern Zambia: A Prospective, Observational Study.},
  author={Molly Deutsch-Feldman and Harry Hamapumbu and Jailos Lubinda and Michael Musonda and Ben Katowa and Kelly M Searle and Tamaki Kobayashi and Timothy M. Shields and Jennifer C Stevenson and Philip E Thuma and William J Moss and For The Southern Africa International Centers Of Excellence For Malaria Research},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2018},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={1382-1388}
}
To improve malaria surveillance and achieve elimination, the Zambian National Malaria Elimination Program implemented a reactive test-and-treat program in Southern Province in 2013 in which individuals with rapid diagnostic test (RDT)-confirmed malaria are followed-up at their home within 1 week of diagnosis. Individuals present at the index case household and those residing within 140 m of the index case are tested with an RDT and treated with artemether-lumefantrine if positive. This study… CONTINUE READING